UT Dallas 2013 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Healthcare Studies (BS)

The BS in Healthcare Studies is designed to give students a multidisciplinary perspective on human health and healthcare. The curriculum consists of existing courses offered by various schools across campus that are repackaged into one multidisciplinary program. In addition to the expected combination of science courses with laboratories (32 semester credit hours), the degree program also requires healthcare foundation courses offered by the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (14 semester credit hours) as well as courses specifically related to the study of healthcare in a philosophical, historical, psychological, sociological and biological context (15 semester credit hours). The program is designed to be a preparatory program for students continuing their education beyond the baccalaureate degree; for distinguished students in healthcare studies, the major provides excellent preparation for entry into professional schools of medicine, optometry or pharmacy. It can also be beneficial for students planning to enter graduate programs in such allied health areas as occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant studies. In addition, students may choose the healthcare studies major as preparation for entry into graduate programs in areas such as healthcare management.

Bachelor of Sciences in Healthcare Studies

Degree Requirements (120 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 hours1

Communication (6 hours)

3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)

3 hours Communication Elective (BIS 3320)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)

6 semester credit hours Government (GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302)

6 hours History (HIST 1301 and HIST 1302)

3 hours Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective (PSY 2301)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)

3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)

3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 hours)

3 hours Calculus (MATH 1325 or MATH 2413 or MATH 2417)

3 hours Statistics (STAT 3332)

Science (9 hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)

BIOL 2111 Modern Biology Workshop I

CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I

PHYS 1301 College Physics I

PHYS 2125 Physics Laboratory I

II. Major Requirements: 52 hours

Foundation I: Healthcare Foundation Studies (14 hours)

HLTH 1100 Career Exploration for the Health Professions

HLTH 1322 Human Nutrition

HLTH 3101 Medical Terminology

HLTH 3300 Pre-Health Professional Development

HLTH 3305 The U.S. Healthcare System

HLTH 4304 Health Professions Internship

Foundation II: Scientific Foundation Studies (23 hours)

BIOL 2311 Introduction to Modern Biology I

BIOL 2111 Introduction to Modern Biology Workshop I2

BIOL 2312 Introduction to Modern Biology II

BIOL 2112 Introduction to Modern Biology Workshop II

CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II

CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Laboratory II

PHYS 1302 College Physics II

PHYS 2126 Physics Laboratory II

CHEM 2323 Introductory Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2123 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

CHEM 2325 Introductory Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 2125 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Foundation III: Multidisciplinary Healthcare Studies (15 hours)

Required (9 hours):

HLTH 3301 Issues in Geriatric Healthcare

HLTH 3315 Issues in Patient Education

PSY 4328 Health Psychology or PSY 4334 Lifespan Development

And choose 6 hours from among the following:

HMGT 4301 Introduction to Healthcare Management

HLTH 3310 Health Care Issues: Global Perspectives

ECON 3330 Economics of Health

GEOG 3357 Spatial Dimensions of Health and Disease

HIST 3328 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

HLTH 4380 Special Topics in Healthcare

PHIL 4320 Medical Ethics

PHIL 4321 Philosophy of Medicine

PSCI 4365 Law and Medicine

SOC 4369 Public Health and Society

SOC 4371 Mental Health and Illness

SOC 4372 Health and Illness

III. Elective Requirements: 26 hours

Prescribed Electives (1 hour)

UNIV 1010 Freshman Seminar

Free Electives (25 hours)

Students must complete a total of 51 hours of upper-division coursework to graduate. A minimum of 45 hours must be taken at UT Dallas. All the coursework in the final semester must be taken at UT Dallas.

Students interested in pursuing entrance into health professional schools (such as medical, dental, pharmacy or optometry schools) should seek advising on additional courses required for entrance into the particular professional school of their interest. A subset of the following courses should be considered essential and should be taken as part of their elective credits.

BIOL 3301 Classical and Molecular Genetics

BIOL 3101 Classical and Molecular Genetics Workshop

BIOL 3361 Biochemistry I

BIOL 3161 Biochemistry Workshop I

BIOL 3455 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I

BIOL 3456 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II

BIOL 3370 Exercise Physiology

BIOL 3V20 General Microbiology with Lab

HLTH 4V01 Health Professions Independent Study

ISIS 3308 Bones, Bodies, and Disease

ISIS 3309 Dental Anthropology

NSC 3361 Behavioral Neuroscience

NSC 4366 Neuroanatomy

NSC 4351 Medical Neuroscience

1. Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parentheses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.

2. A required major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement.

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